Successful remote meetings require the same amount of planning like in-person gatherings. You need to be clear about the agenda, make sure attendees have read ahead and that sharing during the meeting runs smoothly, and that all critical issues are discussed. You’ll be able to tell if your team meetings on the internet were successful if you go home feeling like these things have happened.
If your meetings fail to result in results, they’re a waste money and time for the entire company. Remote teams should invest in tools and strategies to make meetings successful. Meetings are a vital component of the working process but if they’re not managed properly, they can be distracting and even counterproductive for distributed workers. Meetings are often the biggest productivity drain for globally distributed teams.
Luckily, facilitating a fun and productive remote meeting isn’t as difficult as it appears. You can help your team stay on the same page and be more productive by following a few best practices. Here are eight strategies to help you conduct successful remote meetings.